US PRE MARKET
The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,431.88 with a loss of -0.24% percent or –1.24% point. Other U.S. stock futures are higher in pre-market trading for Friday, August 18. The Dow Futures are trading at 21,742.00 for up with +0.04% percent or +9.00 point. The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 5,818.25 for up with +0.31% percent or +18.00 point.
FRIDAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
U.S. government debt prices rose on Friday, as investors turned their attention to turbulence seen in U.S. politics and the terror attack seen in Europe.
The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.19 percent at 8:01 a.m. ET, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was lower at 2.779 percent. Bond yields move inversely to prices.
In Spain, a manhunt is currently underway as police try to locate the driver of a van who plowed into crowds in one of Barcelona’s tourist hotspot areas, which left at least 13 people dead and over 100 injured.
U.S. market were lower on Thursday. For the day The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 21,750.73 with a loss of –1.24% percent or –274.14 point.The S&P 500 closed at 2,430.01 with a loss of –1.54% percent or –38.10 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,221.91 with a loss of –1.94% percent or –123.19 point.
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,358.94 with a loss of -1.78% percent or -24.59 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 819.83 with a loss of –1.87% percent or –15.66 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,696.14 with a loss of –1.72% percent or –29.69 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,076.11 with a loss of –1.51% percent or –16.47 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,434.04 with a loss of –1.56% percent or –22.72 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,345.14 with a loss of –1.54% percent or –21.07 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 21,750.73 with a loss of –1.24% percent or –274.14 point.
In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 19,470.41 with a loss of –1.18% percent or –232.22 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 27,047.57 with a loss of –1.08% percent or –296.65 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 27,047.57 with a loss of –1.08% percent or – 296.65 point. India’s S&P BSE Sensex are trading at 31,524.68 with a loss of –0.85% percent or –270.78 point at 12:15 PM . In Europe, the FTSE 100 are trading at 7,320.76 with a loss of-0.91% percent or –67.11 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 12,161.29 with a loss of –0.35% percent or –42.17 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,099.59 with a loss of –0.92%% percent or –47.26 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 374.15 with a loss of -0.72% percent or -2.72 point.